My SUV wouldn't start. I hired a local mechanic who works for a company based in California. Because I had to turn the ignition key and wiggle it to start the SUV, I suggested that may be the problem. He replaced the ignition switch (claimed he had to put in a new housing, too). He said my problem... Read more »
You may have a claim against the mechanic--but probably not against the California company. The company will say the mechanic is an independent contractor and is liable for his own mistakes. I suggest you call the Clerk of County Court in your county and ask for copies of the forms used for cases...Read more »
I have an account with a brokerage firm and they have wrongfully escheated and sent my money to Department of Financial Services (Escheatment) in Florida. On enquiring, I have learnt that they have failed to follow the Due-diligence as per Florida Statues 732 and 717 and have also violated 17 CFR... Read more »
You cannot sue the State of Florida--or the Florida Department of Financial Services--for punitive damages under any theory of law. Sign the settlement agreement and accept the $100 Florida apparently owes you.
You must have had your wages or some other income garnished; right? And so--back in April--the person or lender who sued you and received the garnishment must have though the debt had been fully discharged because they told the court--an d the bank--that they were "dissolving" the continuing writ....Read more »
Purchased a house in October 2018 and mortgaged through Suntrust. In December 2018, they increased our tax escrow from $350 to over $700 a month. I challenged having to pay taxes of the prior owner for 2018 multiple times. In March 2019, I became disabled and lost my job. Tried to work with... Read more »
Unless you actually lost your home to a foreclosure caused by negligence of the lender you are barking up the wrong tree. You cannot sue anyone unless you can prove some actual injury that caused some cognizable damages. "Almost lost our home" is NOT a legal injury; why? Because you still have the...Read more »
Specifically, How long does creditor have to sell vehicle and time-frame of sale results to debtor, as well as notifying credit bureaus of debt balance changes? If dealer keeps and resells the car on credit for more than what was owed what happens? Thank you
Without the benefit of seeing all the underlying sale documents and financing documents, or discussing all the relevant facts with you, I can only tell you-- generally--that once an automobile has lawfully been repossessed by the creditor the debtor's "rights" in the car have been extinguished and...Read more »
If a plastic surgeon didn’t stick to the service agreement and you wake up with something other that what was agreed on, can you get you money back from the credit issuer under consumer protection laws?
I bought an item on letgo that was labeled like new condition. It doesn't work and after bringing to a shop they said it was opened and reassembled manually. Not only that they also said the item does not work so they confirmed it. The seller will not respond to chat about refund. I lost 80 dollars... Read more »
This is not a legal question. Moreover, while lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe (no one can foretell the future) and unable to opine on your current...Read more »
If you retained a competent lawyer to defend you in the federal district court over two years ago I am surprised they did not file a counterclaim way back when you answered the complaint--because the plaintiff company might have seen the wisdom of paying your fees when they wanted to settle. In any...Read more »
i purchased a car at orlando hyundai paid 2000 down was told congratulations i drove off lot. weeks later bank says they require last 2 years tax return to confirm my Rental income... ( i have no rental income) so i told them no its just my check alone. which i make 30 a year. now they want car... Read more »
The receipt could be boilerplate and thus not part of your agreement. The bottom line is that if you haven't received the service, you should not pay for it. You should look for "cancellation" provision in the agreement.
I hired a moving company solely to pack and move my belongings into a truck. When the work was completed, the company’s rep agreed to not charge for packing materials and issued an invoice accordingly, which was promptly paid. Five months later, the company’s owner is demanding that I pay for... Read more »
Moved and setup a clients server 4 years ago to a new location. A few months ago they had power surge which wiped their server, now they are trying to sue saying it was our fault for lose of information (their clients are suing them, they say we are the ones that should be held liable) They were... Read more »
ago after I traded my Chrysler 200. They way overcharged me so when I fell behind, they never contacted the attorney I had begun to retain for bankruptcy filing to protect my Jeep. They said they had and that he denied it. I spoke to him and he said they never contacted him. Needless to say, it was... Read more »
You will likely not find a pro bono attorney with on-line inquiries, and there is no pro bono program that will automatically give you a pro bono attorney. However, there are programs that MIGHT be able to provide a pro bono attorney. For a Miami case, contact the Miami-Dade County Bar...Read more »
Depending on the market a seller can change advertised price, especially if not offered through real estate agent. This is a private seller, we are not talking about switch and bait tactics, a seller can even withdraw the listing if offers are not coming in to seller's liking.
I live in the UK now, and I am hoping to resolve it as I am planning a vacation to Florida but I am aware there could be a bench warrant for me as I couldn't attend the hearing. I work part time and can only afford the original amount but I am willing to pay monthly should discover card be willing,... Read more »
There is no bench warrant out for you for a credit card financial judgment, the judgment is good for 10 years and then 10 more if renewed. You may want to start by looking up the case online with the clerk of the court in the county where you lived and see what it says, you can also call the clerk...Read more »
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